Local Sports

Plaisier, teammate win U.P. Dual title

IRON MOUNTAIN - Karen Plaisier of Ishpeming and Becky Cecconi of Iron Mountain paired up to breeze to the Upper Peninsula Dual women's golf title by 14 strokes over two days at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain.Plaisier and Cecconi, teaming up for a third U.P. Dual crown, fired a ...

Tonight marks start of 36th annual Ishpeming alumni softball tourney

ISHPEMING - The 36th annual Ishpeming High School Alumni Softball Tournament kicks off today at four area fields and is dedicated to the Earl Oja and William "Bill" Waters.Three divisions based on age will crown champions in the area's longest-running coed alumni tourney.In the Hematite ...

West end T-ball begins next week

ISHPEMING - Registration for morning and evening sessions of T-ball play for children is being taken by the Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools.Both sessions will be held at the Ishpeming Township Playground on Mondays and Wednesdays starting next week and running through Wednesday, Aug. ...

LeMoine kickball scheduled

MARQUETTE - The Olivia LeMoine Memorial Charity Kickball Tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, at Hurley Field in south Marquette.Sponsored by the South Marquette Athletic Club and Big Boy restaurant, this coed tournament begins at 6 p.m. Friday with the championship match ...

Better at Sweetgrass

HARRIS - Marquette's Avery Rochester improved by 10 strokes from last year's score at the Island Resort Championship held at the Sweetgrass Golf Club over the weekend.Rochester and fellow area golfer Abby Dufrane of Marinette, Wisconsin, missed the cut. Rochester, 19, finished at 12-over par ...

Dendel dominates on bike at Trails Fest

MARQUETTE - Cooper Dendel of Marquette showed what she can do with a mountain bike during the Marquette Trails Festival held in south Marquette over the past weekend.Dendel won the women's division of three types of races - and possibly another, since results weren't available from Friday's ...

Blues lose 13-inning heartbreaker at Marinette

MARINETTE, Wisconsin - The Marquette Blues American Legion baseball team lost a marathon extra-inning game that dashed their hopes of advancing in the Firecracker Tournament on Sunday.The Blues lost to the eventual tourney champions Watertown, Wisconsin, 5-3 in 13 innings.Jay Oberg started and ...

Hannah claims Pictured Rocks half marathon

MUNISING - Alger County runners claimed a majority of the championships at the 40th annual Pictured Rocks Road Race held in and around Munising on Sunday morning.Brett Hannah of Wetmore won the men's half marathon on a 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 34 minutes, 25.6 seconds, more than seven ...

Walkoff play enables Northstars to split with Crivitz

NEGAUNEE - The Tri-City Northstars split a Wishigan League adult baseball doubleheader on Saturday against the Crivitz, Wisconsin, Wolves at the Irontown Field in Negaunee.The Northstars lost the opener 6-4 before bouncing back for a 5-4 walkoff victory in the nightcap.In the second game, ...

Holmqvist wins Symetra title at Island Resort

HARRIS (AP) - Sweden's Dani Holmqvist won the Island Resort Championship on Sunday at Sweetgrass for her first Symetra Tour title.The former University of California player made a 6-foot par putt on the 18th hole for a 2-under 70 and a one-stroke victory over Canada's Samantha Richdale."I saw ...

North All-Stars shine

MARQUETTE Sometimes, all it takes is one play and a team's fortunes can turn around.That was the case for the North team at the Upper Peninsula All-Star Football Game.After blowing a two-score lead in the third quarter, the North took a gamble midway through the fourth that ended up winning ...

Sports briefs

Marlins' Stanton shelvedMIAMI (AP) - For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton's chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury.The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand, which is expected to sideline him four to six weeks. He was placed on the ...

Piching, Larson home run give Legion Blues win in tourney opener

MARINETTE (Wis.) - Strong pitching and a home run by McKinley Larson lifted the Marquette American Legion Blues to a 1-0 baseball victory over Green Bay Friday to open the Marinette (Wis.) Firecracker Tournament.Larson cracked a fourth inning homer and Trevor Bratonia hurled four-hit shutout ...

Trail riders

MARQUETTE - Deep in the woods Friday evening, several bikers competed in the second annual dual slalom event, which is a part of the Marquette Trails Festival.All kinds of participants took part - from kids to professional racers - and Marquette CCVB recreational director Candy Fletcher was ...

4 tied at Island Resort; Rochester 6-over-par

By BRYCE DEROUINEscanaba Daily PressHARRIS - The sun was shining, the wind was minimal at best and the greens, fairways and rough were a lush green color at the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club, Friday.Mother Nature played its part in providing the women golfers an opportunity ...

Golfing for a good cause

MARQUETTE - The weather wasn't the best Thursday morning with overcast skies, a cool wind and intermittent rain, but that didn't stop various celebrities from teeing off for charity.The Upper Peninsula Celebrity Golf Classic was held for the fifth straight year to raise money for the Beacon ...

Teen phenom highlights Symetra golf tournament at Island Resort

HARRIS - Brooke Henderson may not be able to legally play a hand of blackjack or pull the handle on a slot machine inside the Island Resort and Casino, but that's OK because she didn't come to Harris for the casino's amenities.The 17-year-old golf phenomenon has become one of the bigger ...

No-hitter highlights Blues’ sweep

MARQUETTE - After a strong offensive showing Tuesday in a single game against Gladstone, the Marquette Blues continued to pile up runs Wednesday against the Copper Country team in an American Legion baseball doubleheader played at Haley Memorial Field in Marquette.Marquette dominated the opener ...

Rochester, Marinette golfer meet halfway for Sweetgrass tourney

HARRIS - The driving time from Marquette to Marinette, Wisconsin, is about two hours and Harris serves as a near midpoint about an hour or so from each city.So in a way it makes sense that two of the finest female golfers in and near the Upper Peninsula finally met in Harris on May 28 at the ...

Coed youth tennis tourney set

MARQUETTE - A co-ed youth tennis tournament will take place on Saturday (singles) and Sunday (doubles) at the Marquette Senior High School courts. Participants should report to the courts at 9:15 a.m. both days.Saturday's singles will be divided into the following male and female age groups: ...